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Colleges / Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

Michigan Tech Admissions

Michigan Technological University is moderately difficult to get into. Michigan Technological University admitted 86% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 8,569 applications received in 2023, 7,394 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Michigan Technological University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Michigan Technological University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Michigan Technological University's admissions stats.

Michigan Technological University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31.15%
Mean SAT Score 1231
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 71%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 25%
Waitlist No

Michigan Technological University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Michigan Technological University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Michigan Technological University?

Michigan Technological University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Michigan Technological University Admissions

Transferring to Michigan Technological University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Michigan Technological University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Michigan Technological University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Michigan Technological University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Michigan Technological University for more information on admission factors.

Michigan Technological University Application Requirements

To apply to Michigan Technological University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Michigan Technological University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements examples of creative work for Some majors in Visual and Performing Arts Department
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Michigan Technological University?

Students admitted to Michigan Technological University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 59.44% submitted a class rank. At Michigan Technological University 31.15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60.97% were in the top 25% and 89.45% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Michigan Technological University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31.84%
3.75 and 3.99 31.91%
3.50 and 3.74 18.74%
3.25 and 3.49 9.55%
3.00 and 3.24 5.64%
2.50 and 2.9 2.32%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Michigan Technological University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Michigan Technological University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 71% of Michigan Technological University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Michigan Technological University?

To be competitive with other Michigan Technological University applicants, you should strive to score between 1140 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Michigan Technological University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Michigan Technological University student is 1231.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Michigan Technological University students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Michigan Technological University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

To be most competitive at Michigan Technological University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Michigan Technological University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Michigan Technological University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to Michigan Technological University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Michigan Technological University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Michigan Technological University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Michigan Technological University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Michigan Technological University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Michigan Technological University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Michigan Technological University accept transfer credits?

✅ Michigan Technological University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Michigan Technological University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Michigan Technological University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Michigan Technological University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Michigan Technological University?

❌ No, Michigan Technological University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Michigan Technological University's acceptance rate?

✅ Michigan Technological University has an acceptance rate of 86%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Michigan Technological University?

❌ Michigan Technological University does not offer early decision.

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Michigan Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Michigan Tech? Michigan Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Michigan Tech acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.


Michigan Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Michigan Tech is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Michigan Tech is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Michigan Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1330


Math SAT Range

570 - 680


Reading SAT Range

560 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1140 to 1330


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Michigan Tech students is 1231. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Michigan Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Michigan Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.83. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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